Tuulikki Class CruiserImage of Ship, And no, it's not resized.Type:
Nuclear Guided Missile CruiserDisplacement (Full):
2x D2G Nuclear Reactors
2x Steam turbines (90MW overall)
2x Controllable Pitch Propellers
2x Bow thrustersSpeed:
1x Oto Melara 127 mm/54 Compact
1x Bofors 57mm Mark 3
3x Mk 144 Guided Missile Launcher (21x RIM-116 RAM ea.)
2x Mk 38 25mm Autocannon
24x Strike Length 8-Cell Mk41 VLS (192 Cells)Countermeasures:
4x 6-round Seagnat Mk 36 chaff launchers
2x AN/SLQ-25A NixiesComplement:
40 Officers, 370 Enlisted, 40 Marines (Optional)Sensors & Electronics:
BAE Systems CMS-1 Scalable Combat Management System
Thales APAR (I-Band)
SMART-L (L-Band w/ D-band IFF)
Thales Nederland Scout Mk2 (Surface Search & Navigation Radar)
Atlas Elektronik DSQS-24C hull-mounted sonarAircraft:
1x Sikorsky CH53 Sea Stallion (Or similar size)Cost:
2.8bn standard dollarsWrite-up
Designed to replace aging Destroyers and Cruisers in service with the Riemaian navy, the Tuulikki class Cruiser is designed to be multipurpose, but is labeld as a Guided Missile Cruiser due to its numerous amount of VLS tubes. The Tuulikki class Cruiser is a heavy mix between the USS Long Beach, De Zeven ProvinciŽn class "Frigate" and the Ticonderoga Class Cruiser, capable of fighting independently of a fleet or just as well, if not better, in the presence of allied ships.Armaments
The main gun of the Tuulikki class Cruiser is a Oto Melara 127mm/54 Compact gun, made by the Italian company Oto Melara, weighing 37,500 kilograms without ammunition, and is equipped with three loader drums, holding 66 ready-to-fire shells. The three loader drums are automatically feed with more ammunition, even while the gun is in operation by two hoists manually loaded from the magazine. The Oto Melara 127mm/54 Compact capable of firing the "Vulcano" guided and unguided extended range, non-rocket boosted, sub-caliber shell. The unguided "Vulcano" shell is capable of being accurate in anti-shipping duties at up to 30km and shore bombardment at up to 70km, while the IMU/GPS guided shell is accurate against shore targets at up to 100km. For normal shells, the Oto Melara 127mm/54 Compact is capable of firing up to ranges of 30 kilometers.
The secondary gun aboard the Tuulikki class Cruiser is a Bofors 57mm Mark 3 DP gun, made by the Swedish defense company BAE Systems AB, weighing 7,500 kilograms without ammunition. The Bofors 57mm Mark 3 gun is capable of firing the Bofors 57mm 3P all target programmable munition. The gun is also equipped with a small radar mounted onto the gun barrel to determine muzzle velocity. The Bofors 57mm Mark 3 gun boasts a rate of fire of 220 round per minute, and has a total of 120 rounds ready to fire at any time.
Near the stern of the ship are two Mk 38 25mm autocannons, one on each side. These autocannons are on the ship to defend itself from small ships that stray too close that were not perceived to be a threat before they strayed into range.
The VLS capabilities for the Tuulikki are all located to the bow of the ship, behind the main and secondary guns and in front of the main superstructure. In total, there are 192 VLS tubes separated into 24 Mk41 eight-cell launchers, all of which are strike-length and filled as per user requirements. A 64-cell Mk41 VLS system has the dimensions of 8.7m*6.3m*7.7m, or 2m*3.1m*7.7m for an eight-cell module. The Mk41 VLS is capable of readying two missiles simultaneously per eight-cell module for fast reaction to multiple threats with concentrated, continuous ﬁrepower. For safety purposes, the launchers are capable of surviving a full motor burn of a restrained missile in case of launcher door failure.
There are three Mk 144 Guided Missile Launchers aboard, with twenty-one RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles in each launcher, for a total of 63 RAMs. Each launcher is networked into the ships Combat Management System, Which also has the ships radars networked into it, giving the effect of an automated missile-based CIWS to the ship.Propulsion
The ship is propelled by two variable pitch propellers, which are powered by two D2G nuclear reactors, with a combined maximum thermal output of 300 megawatts. With the two reactors running and its two steam turbines split, the cruiser will be able to reach its maximum speed of 60km/h, while if one reactor is running and the steam plants are cross connected, the ship will be able to reach 45km/h. The D2G reactors are vertically and axially boron-doped for a longer core life and even power distribution with no hot spots respectably.
The ship is also equipped with two bow thrusters that are designed to decrease the ships turn radius at low speeds and make docking procedures less of a hassle while in port.Electronics
The main piece of electronics aboard the Tuulikki is it's BAE Systems Scalable Combat Management System, which provides the ships command with all the functionality it needs to efficiently operate the ship. It is fully scalable for all warship classes and its open architecture, which is based on commercial soft and hardware, which allows for easy upgrading and support of new systems. In the case of the Tuulikki class, the Radars and weapons are networked together to allow for automated and command firing of missiles and guns for quicker response times to incoming threats.
The main radar aboard is the Thales Nederland-developed APAR, which consists of four fixed arrays that each have 3424 transmit/receive modules. The combination of transmit/receive modules in the arrays can generate narrow beams that can be pointed in any direction within a cone of about 120 degrees in azimuth and 70 degrees in elevation. Combined, the four arrays cover a full 360 degrees. The APAR is capable of tracking 200 air targets out to 150km, 150 surface targets out to 75km, and can guide up to 32 semi-active radar homing missiles in flight simultaneously.
Partnered with the APAR is the L-band SMART-L long range search radar, which has a maximum range of 480km with ELR Mode. The array consists of 24 elements, all of which receive, but only 16 of which form virtual receiver beams. The SMART-L is capable of tracking up to 1000 airborne targets and up to 100 seaborne targets. The SMART-L is also capable of detecting low RCS cruise missiles at 65km away. At a height of 21 meters above the waterline, the SMART-L is capable of detecting targets five meters above the surface at a range of 28 kilometers away.
The Thales Nederland Scout Mk2 is a short range Low Probability of Intercept surface acquisition and tactical navigation radar. The Scout Mk2 employs the Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave principle, enabling it to "see without being seen" due to its very low power requirements, and because of that, the Scout Mk2 can be used in radar silence areas with little to no risk of being detected.
Finally, the ship is equipped with a Atlas Elektronik DSQS-24C hull mounted sonar array, which is placed in the bow bulge. The Atlas Elektronik DSQS-24C is used for detecting submersed vessels at ranges averaging forty kilometers.Countermeasures
The ship is equipped with four Seagnat chaff and flare filled rockets that fire when an enemy missile is closing on the ship. Each unit has six launchers that can be loaded to defend against specific threats. The rockets are designed to cause enemy missiles to either miss the ship entirely or prematurely detonate a safe distance away from the ship.
Also aboard are two AN/SLQ-25A Nixies, which is located at the aft of the ship, underneath the landing pad. The AN/SLQ-25A Nixie is a towed torpedo decoy that is designed to defeat a torpedoes passive sonar homing by emulating ship noises, such as running propellers, which is more attractive to the torpedo than the noises of actual ship.Other Stuff
The Tuulikki is equipped with two 9 meter long RHIBs, which can be used for (but not limited to) rescues at sea, nighttime infiltration of enemy waters, and boarding other vessels.
The Tuulikki also has a landing pad for one Sikorsky CH53 Sea Stallion (or similar sized helicopter) and a retractable hangar. The helicopter is capable of but not limited to Search and Rescue, Personnel & Cargo Transport, Minesweeping, Boarding Actions and of course Aerial Patrols.
The Tuulikki features unisex berthing for all crew members, with all enlisted personnel requiring to share bunks with other enlisted crew while they are on-duty. Officers are given small cabins they share with three other officers, for a total of four officers per cabin. Full toilet and shower accommodations are available throughout the entire ship, with showers being located centrally within the living quarters area while toilets are located throughout the entire vessel. The ship is also equipped with a small rec room with seating for forty people, equipped with satellite television, a combination blu-ray & betamax tape player, and limited wi-fi capabilities for laptops and similar portable devices.
Finally, the Tuulikki class Cruisers have enough storage for ninety days worth of provisions before it has to dock in port or be resupplied by an AOR or AOE.